For the first time since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry, more than half of voters say that President Donald Trump should not be be removed from office, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll.
Fifty-one percent said Trump should not be impeached and removed from office, while 45% say he should be, according to the survey released on Tuesday. This compares to a November 26 poll in which 48% said Trump should not be impeached, while 45% said he should be.
If the general election for president were held today, 51% of registered voters said they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, while 42% said they would vote for Trump.
Other results from the survey show:
- When Trump is matched against other Democratic contenders — such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar — all of them beat the president, although by a smaller margin.
- In the Democratic primary race, Biden has a double-digit lead over his nearest opponent for the first time since August, as he has 29% of the vote among Democratic voters and independents who lean Democratic. In second is Sanders with 17%, followed by Warren at 15%, and Buttigieg with 9%. Bloomberg has 5%, businessman Andrew Yang has 4%, and Klobuchar has 3%.
- Last month, Biden received 24%, Buttigieg had 16%, Warren got 14%, and Sanders had 13%.
The poll, which surveyed 1,553 self-identified registered voters nationwide, was conducted from December 4-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. The survey included 665 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
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